PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Shawnee State) – The Shawnee State University men's basketball program, in conjunction with the Scioto County Homeless Shelter, will hold a canned food drive during its nonconference contest against Alice Lloyd on Monday, Nov. 23 at Frank & Janis Waller Gymnasium.
Fans who attend the bout between the Bears and the Eagles, which will start at 5 p.m., will receive free admission into Monday evening's contest with the donation of a non-perishable food item.
According to a poverty report released by the State of Ohio in 2015, the poverty rate in Scioto County was sitting at 24.3 percent, which is the fourth highest rate in the state. Of the 19,102 individuals who reside in Portsmouth, 5,850 people – or 30.6 percent of the city – are living in an impoverished state.
Fans can bring their food items to the Fitzer Box Office, which is located at the South Entrance of the James A. Rhodes Athletic Center. The food collected at Monday's contest will go directly to the Scioto County Homeless Shelter.